Mediator appointed for MLS labor talks
A federal mediator will be at the bargaining table when Major
League Soccer’s labor talks resume next week.
Management and the MLS Player Union have accepted an offer
from George H. Cohen, director of the Federal Mediation and
The league’s labor contract expired Feb. 25 when players
refused to agree to another extension of the deal, which originally
was to have run out Jan. 31.
Players want free agency within the league when their
contracts expire and a higher percentage of guaranteed contracts.